We lost Pericles on May 21st. I wasn’t in a position to do a proper post for him then, but I want to acknowledge his passing. As the runt of his litter, his breeder didn’t want to sell him to us, but the kitten she did want to sell wasn’t interested in us, and Pericles was, so he came home with us.
Pericles matured into a full-size cat who didn’t look like a runt. He did have one partially crossed eye — a common trait in Siamese. He and hubby developed games they played while hubby was getting dressed in the morning. He also displayed a fondness for shoes. We would frequently find him hugging or sniffing or wound around shoes.
Then there was his pot. As a kitten, he claimed an ivy plant for his very own and frequently, we’d find him sitting in the pot. Of course, he killed the plant. Inevitably, Pericles grew up, and got too large for the pot, but for awhile, he’d still try to sit in it.
He loved to reside on the trunk at the end of the bed:
But even more, he loved to lounge in front of the fireplace when there was a fire. Hubby kept boxes or something there for him to get comfortable on.
Hubby got Ajax a couple of years ago, thinking Perry was lonely. Unfortunately, Pericles wasn’t that fond of Ajax. He warmed up to him, but we’d only find him administering discipline by doing a takedown, pinning Ajax to the floor, then dragging him around by the throat. It was funny to watch.
All-in-all, we miss our ShoeCat, a gentle and unique soul.